March: National Women’s History Month

SANTA ROSA, CA – Established in 1980, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) is a registered IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to the promotion and recognition of multicultural American women’s history. NWHP led the successful Congressional campaign to recognize March as National Women’s History Month. The NWHP has trained thousands of teachers on how to include women in their curricula, and use NWHP materials across the country in classrooms, government agencies, and civic organizations.

In 1987 the U.S. Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month. This creates a special opportunity in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities to recognize and celebrate the often-over looked achievements of American women. Each year there is a special theme and women whose lives exemplify that theme are selected as Honorees. The 2018 theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”
Throughout this year, NWHP honors outstanding women for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence, and for understanding that, by fighting all forms of discrimination against women and girls, they have shaped America’s history and  future. Their lives demonstrate the power of voice, of persistent action, and of believing that meaningful and lasting change is possible in our democratic society.
Source: National Women’s History Project
Photos: Marvel StudiosNational BDPA, BDPA Chapters, and bdpatoday

In the latest blockbuster movie, Black Panther, actress Letitia Wright plays ‘Shuri’ (above), leader of the Wakandan Design Group. She leverages her new technology skills to help her nation and create better devices that aid her brother [King T’Challa] in his superhero role as the ‘Black Panther’.

 

Visit bdpatoday‘s archives at: https://www.pinterest.com/bdpatoday/  for newly discovered historial pictures, vignettes, and technical achievements of women in computers, cyber, data sciences, and related fields. Student BDPA Memberships and General BDPA Memberships are available to anyone by applying online and selecting a BDPA Chapter via: BDPA.org.

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